- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Chloe Gong
But as someone who moved to the U.S. for college in 2017 and found her agent around 2018, she is aware of the Americentrism of the publishing market.
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Aiden Thomas
After querying around 30 agents without success, he decided to post his first novel on the Swoon Reads writing platform, where aspiring writers share their work in the hope of being chosen for publication by the Macmillan imprint.
- Xelena Gonzalez on Dignidad Literaria and Pushing Publishing to Be Better
I will fill up the library auditorium with aspiring writers and illustrators of color and explain to them what an agent is, what the pitch process is, what the hell a query is.’
- New Titles from Self-Publishers: December 2020
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 62 self-published titles below.
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Tracy Deonn
S&S editor Liesa Abrams reached out, telling her that if she ever were to write YA fiction, Abrams wanted to read it.After mulling it over for six months, Deonn, who did not have an agent at the time, queried Abrams with the novel she was working on, recalling, “Liesa ha
- PW’s Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker
On June 8, the day New York City began a partial reopening, more than 1,300 book business workers, from editors and publicists at major houses to literary agents and book critics, stepped off the job in protest of racist state violence and white supremacy under the banner of Pub Workers
- Fall 2020 Flying Starts: Darcie Little Badger
Her mother is a scientist who taught high school math and science and was one of the first of the Lipan Apache tribe to earn a degree in biology.Little Badger was far into the manuscript when her nonfiction and speculative short fiction for adults, which appears in publications like Strange Horizons,
- Indie Success: The Road Less Traveled
He’s open to signing with an agent and pursuing a traditional publishing deal—though there’s surely more than one path to finding readers.
- PW Notable: Varian Johnson and Paula Chase
A link to Brain Lair Bookstore is pumping up sales of these titles at that Black-owned indie in South Bend, Ind.But this year Brown Bookshelf has been doing more than promoting Black authors and illustrators and their books: it is taking an activist role by, in Chase’s words, “explaining the
- Q & A with Angela Dominguez
I fell in love with the writing process, and I’m so grateful for my agent’s mentorship.
- Four Questions for Melissa Albert
Originally, The Hazel Wood included only a truncated version of “Alice-Three-Times,” but when my agent set out to sell it, she felt I should write one more tale.
- Frankfurt Book Fair Plans to Go 'Back to Basics'
The respondents said the fair should "concentrate on the basics," and continue to be a physical event, one that provides a space for literary agents plus rights and licensing meetings, as well as international networking opportunities.
- Licensing Hotline: December 2020
Godzilla Reawakens in Middle-Grade ComicsIDW is building on its longtime relationship with Toho, signing a new licensing deal that expands its classic Godzilla publishing program into younger age brackets; formats include art books, coloring books, and journals; and categories such as tabletop games and puzzles
- How Sarah Gailey Became a Novelist, Despite Themself
When their agent suggested it, Gailey responded, “No way, no how.
- Q & A with Gary Paulsen
It was actually a suggestion from my agent.